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Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature Yehoshua November is a fascinating guy. There’s just no way around it. As a kid, he and his family bounced around virtually every corner of the country (“I don’t know why we moved around so much,” he says). His father, an obstetrician, was always in search of a Jewish community where he could raise a family and ply his trade. 
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Simcha Lev is a member of the Ger Chassidim and a proud student of Touro.
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LAS student Manny Marcos isn’t one for light-reading. The last book he read for fun? The collected works of the philosopher and logician Ludwig Wittgenstein. “It showed me how language and logic are connected,” Marcos explained. Marcos attended Shaare Torah for high school and is currently learning at Mikdosh Melech.
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LAS student Joseph Klarberg has seen the first-hand benefits of LAS’s flexible class schedule. During a 150+ mile bike ride with Bike 4 Chai, Klarberg befriended a fellow rider who offered him a job in a physical therapy clinic. Klarberg managed to work full-time at the clinic while remaining committed to his education at LAS. He graduates this year and plans to apply to Touro’s School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program with more job experience than many of his fellow applicants.
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Inspiration often comes from unexpected sources. Fifty-five-year-old Brooklynite Rachel Cohan moved from Brazil to America when she was 14. Over the next four decades, she adjusted to our culture and language, got married, raised three daughters and excelled at a career in bookkeeping. The only thing she didn’t accomplish was earning a college degree.
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On August 31, students in the men\'s division of Touro\'s Lander College of Arts and Sciences gathered at the Flatbush campus to register for courses. Some students, like Gabriel Kaye, 24, of Edison, NJ, were signing up for their final classes before their graduation. Others, like Joshua Sheinbein, 21, of Toronto, were just beginning their academic journey.
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A group of nine undergraduate students, under the leadership of Touro Biology Department Chair and Professor Milton Schiffenbauer and Biology Department Coordinator and Assistant Professor Helene Ver Eecke, presented their published research abstract, The Antiviral Effect of White Tea Polyphenol on May 20th at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Denver, CO.
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The Jewish community worldwide knows all about vigilance. But right in New Jersey, LAS alum and Bronx native Josh Pruzansky is serving as an emblem for that tireless community advocacy on a regional level. Ironically, the current NJ Regional Director of Public Policy for the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs graduated with a B.S. in accounting, although his yen for public service slowly surpassed any desire to crunch numbers for a living.
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Aaron Birnbaum said it was an easy decision to join the LAS family. “Everyone goes here,” he said.
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Recent Lander College of Arts and Sciences alum and accounting major Sarah Krauss admits it’s been challenging to find work and gain footing as a freshly minted college graduate in the wake of turbulent economic times. She describes the gamut of job interviews in today’s climate as “nerve-wracking,” largely on account of having to sit around and “wait for an answer.” Fortunately, First Healthcare Management Company—which provides services to adult daycare centers in New Jersey—ended Krauss’s uncertainty and hired her to help coordinate their accounts.